Monday, October 27, 2008

Callison Designs 350-acre Residential Development in India

Callison Designs 350-acre Residential Development in India

Unitech Grande Project responds to India’s growing need for urban housing.

(Vocus) January 17, 2008

Unitech Ltd. has selected Callison to design Unitech Grande, a 16.1 million square-foot (1.5 million square-meter) residential development in Noida, India that will include more than 5,000 residential units. Unitech Grande offers the greater New Delhi region an unprecedented scale of luxury living. More than 90 towers harmoniously intertwine with a Greg Norman-designed nine-hole golf course and more than 100 acres of exotic landscaping.

Amenities at Unitech Grande include a clubhouse to accompany the golf course, a conference center, two spa and fitness centers, a 500-key five-star hotel, a sports training facility, an international secondary school and a corporate campus.

Callison provided the master planning for Unitech Grande, as well as the architectural design for the first phase of the project, the golf course clubhouse and the convention center. Callison also provided the architectural and interior design for two of the eight signature towers planned for the development. Construction on Unitech Grande is expected to start in the summer of 2008.

Callison, the number one retail design firm in the world (World Architecture, 2003-2007), plans and designs retail, hospitality, mixed-use, residential, corporate and healthcare projects worldwide. With offices in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Shanghai, London and Mexico City, Callison is one of the largest architectural design firms based in the United States with 750 professional staff. Clients include Nordstrom, Microsoft, AT&T, Harrods, FedEx, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Boeing, HP, Intrawest, Nike, Guess, Franciscan Health System, Seibu Department Stores of Japan, and General Growth Properties. www. callison. com.